Looking up I noticed a light fixture just hanging around, barely.
I'm not sure what happened here - rot? Squirrel damage? But repairs, or "repairs," were done by someone. And not very well.
The electrical box, which used to be attached properly to the soffit, no longer is.
It's just hanging around!
Looking closely, that is sheet metal.
Who knows when this wondrous repair was done, but it probably won't take long before that metal, and the wind, cuts into the wire's insulation and causes a short.
THIS "REPAIR" DEFINES THE WORD UNPROFESSIONAL.
It is ugly and wrong. Clearly it is covering the original problem, but who knows what is lurking beneath that mess of metal sheeting.
My recommendation: when a problem is discovered on a house, rather than trying to effect repairs in an unprofessional and dangerous way, think carefully and hire someone who knows how to handle it! And to simply throw this up and then try to sell it to someone else as a problem solved is pathetic. All houses with "remodeling" should be carefully considered prior to an offer.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560